Alaska Up Close and Personal

June 21, 2013 | By | 2 Comments

Cruise Alaska Kayaking Whale
It wasn’t until her Alaskan cruise aboard Silver Shadow that Cruise Critic member SuzCruise understood why people always want to know who the captain is beforehand. As fairly avid cruisers and whale-watchers, SuzCruise and her husband had never witnessed anything like their first Silversea experience.
Meandering through channels like a needle and thread, the ship came nearly within hand’s reach of landmark glaciers — Harvard, Hubbard and Sawyer. Onlookers aboard other ships watched with envy as SuzCruise and her fellow passengers sailed by.

Cruise Emerald Lake Canada

On land, the couple rented a car as they made their way into Canada. Destination: Emerald Lake. If you could imagine the perfect spot for a picnic, this probably would be it.
The theraputic road trip was soon followed by a visit to the charming village of Sitka; Ketchikan, the “Salmon Capital of the World”; and Vancouver, where friendly faces and more fresh seafood left a lasting impression. With the exception of a few food-serving faux pas onboard, Silversea’s staff and entertainment — thanks to cruise director, Mike — stood above all others.
Read SuzCruise’s full review for more of their onboard experience.
For their efforts, SuzCruise and four other Reviewers of the Week — kjquilts, ConnieG, Suchan and Regta — receive Cruise Critic logo items.
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    2 Responses to “Alaska Up Close and Personal”

    1. Nunya
      October 20th, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

      The picture with the killer whale is a sham. It is PHOTOSHOPED! I live in alaska and have been that close to killer whales, yes, but still!

    2. Mas
      September 21st, 2014 @ 10:07 am

      Yeah the scary picture doesn’t relate to the article also. Ridiculous.

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